Satanic Temple sees Arkansas as possible monument location

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that will rid the Capitol grounds of a religious monument has simultaneously scuttled the plans of a group advocating for a Satanic statue there, and they now hope to enshrine the deity outside the Arkansas Statehouse.

The Satanic Temple, which advocates for the separation of church and state, spent more than $100,000 to design and construct an 8½-foot-tall bronze Baphomet, which depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure with horns, hooves, wings and a beard. With Oklahoma justices outlawing a Ten Commandments display from around its Capitol, The Satanic Temple has turned its attention to Arkansas, where lawmakers this year approved a similar Ten Commandments display on public land.

  • ontario john

    They must be satanophobic. Nice picture of the prophet of islam though.

    • Goat God!

      • Justin St.Denis

        Or Head Goatfucker. I’m torn…

  • mauser 98
    • Exile1981

      Why is it in a suitcase?

      • mauser 98

        scare the baggage handlers ?

        • Exile1981

          I’m pretty sure there are rules about critters in luggage.

    • Speaksvolumes

      That’s a gargoyle and it’s in a suitcase because it’s a cheeky reference to the airport.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I prefer to say it Jarjoyle.
        Like Joojle.
        Or dot orj.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Stanic temple and a Mosque = the same.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Such a monument would make imams horny.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Statues of Satan, tiny little girls, detached heads… Imams and many muslim males get horny over very strange and disturbing things…

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’ve never been a student of art history other than to note that da Vinci introduced the concept of perspective to previously two dimensional medieval art.
        But, from what little I know, it occurs to me that the rise of islam may have given Renaissance art a more allegorical to the nature of the Devil in response.

  • Exile1981

    I would have thought DC would be a more receptive home.

  • Alain

    Why do they need a second temple? They already have the WH as their first temple with their deity in the flesh.

  • Minicapt

    Didn’t see any comments from the ACLU or Freedom From Religion Foundation.